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var·y

vary

 
 
pronunciation:
ver i [or] vae ri
features:
Homophone Note, Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: varies, varying, varied
definition 1: to change; to make different.
She varies the story each time she tells it.
synonyms:
alter, change, modify
similar words:
convert
definition 2: to give variety to.
He varies his daily exercise routine.
similar words:
modify
definition 3: to change from time to time or as a result of some other change.
His mood varies depending on the weather.
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synonyms:
change
similar words:
alternate, modify, shift
definition 4: to be different; contrast.
Opinions varied on whether the mayor had served the city well.
synonyms:
deviate, differ
antonyms:
conform
similar words:
alter, contrast, disagree, veer
derivations: varying (adj.), varyingly (adv.)
Homophone Note
Some people say the words vary and very in exactly the same way, but these two words have different meanings.
Word Parts  About this feature
The word vary contains the following part:
var Latin root that means different
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